This weekend, we have a great mix of fall happenings and some fun Halloweeny activities too! For starters, you can race veggies, celebrate everything (and anything!) cool about being a girl, and fall in love with a one of a kind turtle! You can also catch a not-so scary Halloween production, see a performance based on the lovable Peanuts gang, and enjoy a Halloween inspired breakfast! If that’s not enough excitement, put on your Halloween costume and head to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium for Zoo Boo or participate in the annual Kidgits Club Halloween Monster Mash at Northgate Mall.


Fall Festival at Swanson’s Nursery
Swanson’s Nursery is going festival bonkers with veggie car races, pumpkin decorating, art projects, hay mazes, tractor hay rides, and kids’ pumpkin themed workshops! Sat. and Sun., 10:00 am – 2:00 pm (also October 27-28). Seattle. Free admission ($10 for 10 activity tickets). All ages. Event details.

GirlFest (pictured)
At this annual GS event, celebrate everything cool about being a girl! Learn about different job occupations, try hands-on activities like rock climbing, playing a guitar or making your own rocket, sample yummy food, and enjoy face painting, hip hop dance lessons, and a fab concert by Savannah Outen and boy band, Invasion! Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Seattle. $15 (4 and under free). All ages. Event details.

Jan Brett Reading & Book Signing
Listen to the heartwarming story of Mossy and meet bestselling author Jan Brett at this special University Bookstore event. We guarantee you will fall in love with the heartwarming story and the illustrations! Sun., 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.


In this IBT original production, see classical ballet mixed with Eastern European folk rhythms, magicians, jugglers, cloggers, and even tappers! Add in some floating scenery and a bit of humor, and this Halloween production is sure to be a huge hit! Fri. and Sat., 7:30 pm, Sun., 2:00 pm (also October 27-28). Bellevue. $25 to $40 (4 and under free). All ages. Event details.

You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
See your fav Peanut characters (think Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and Woodstock!) come to life on stage in this delightful musical full of witty and charming cartoon-like moments! Fri., 6:30 pm (Gala); Sat., 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm; Sun., 2:30 pm (also October 26-28). Kirkland. $12 to $18. Tickets required. Ages 5 and older. Event details.

SpookFest Pancake Breakfast
Start your morning off with yummy Halloween pancakes followed by a special performance by Kimmie the Witch and Halloween miniature golf! Sat., 8:30 am – 9:30 am. Bellevue. $5/person (under 2 free). All ages. Event details.

— Kristina Moy